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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist B/C
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist B
Job Description Summary
A Research Specialist B/C is needed to run experiments investigating the evolution and biology of HIV and SIV. This position will support projects involving the isolation and characterization of HIV-1 and related simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) chimeras. This individual should understand DNA/RNA extraction cloning and genetic characterization. This individual should also know how to implement and troubleshoot PCR protocols including Single Genome Amplification, next generation sequencing library preparation, sequencing chemistries, and high throughput purification methods. Molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA purification, PCR, cloning, and western blotting will be used on a daily basis. Cell culture experience also preferred.
The Research Specialist B candidate should have 2-3 years of experience and the Research Specialist C candidate should have 3-5 years of experience.
The Research Specialist C will have a higher level of complexity of duties, more independence on judgment, problem solving and decision making, and more supervisory responsibility.
This position is contingent upon funding.
Single Genome Amplification
DNA Sequence Analysis
Human and rhesus blood processing, cell isolation, and tissue culture
General biochemical laboratory methods and analyses
Perform additional duties as assigned
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00018679
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Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.